21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Minneapolis
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
13
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
14
Boston
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3​h
15
New York City
— 4 nights
Train:  30​min
End: Newark

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation and then walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner .

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC journey planner.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

1
night
Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): partake in some friendly competition at The Escape Game Atlanta, admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Atlanta trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 65°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Atlanta

Tours Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Escape Game Atlanta ©
The Escape Game Atlanta
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): browse the collection at Lanier Theological Library, then look for all kinds of wild species at Houston Audubon, then stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and finally get your game on at Escape Hunt.

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You can fly from Atlanta to Houston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Houston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Houston: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Lanier Theological Library ©
Lanier Theological Library

1
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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas online vacation planner .

Getting from Houston to Dallas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dallas when traveling from Houston in March, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Escape Game Dallas, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

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Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Logan National Cemetary, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Dallas to Denver by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in March, you will find days in Denver are little chillier (55°F), and nights are much colder (29°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Fort Logan National Cemetary ©
Fort Logan National Cemetary

1
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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix holiday planner .

You can fly from Denver to Phoenix in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in March, things will get much warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 82°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 10th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Phoenix to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in March, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (74°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 14th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip builder .

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 56°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then have some family-friendly fun at Game Show Battle Rooms, and then get your game on at The Escape Game.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Minneapolis route tool .

Getting from Seattle to Minneapolis by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Minneapolis due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in March; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 41°F and lows reach 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Game Show Battle Rooms
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Game Show Battle Rooms ©
Game Show Battle Rooms
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chicago, with lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 17th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Memorial Center, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Detroit tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Chicago to Detroit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Detroit is 1 hour. March in Detroit sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Holocaust Memorial Center
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Holocaust Memorial Center ©
Holocaust Memorial Center
Historic Trinity Lutheran Church ©
Historic Trinity Lutheran Church

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 18th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Boston day trip planner .

Fly from Detroit to Boston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March in Boston, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Boston in March, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 49°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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